The State Bar of Texas has established a legal hotline – (800) 504-7030 – to help people find answers to basic legal questions and connect them with local legal aid providers following flooding and wildfires in Texas.
Are you a veteran looking for legal assistance? More than 18,000 veterans have been helped by 5,000 Texas attorneys through the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans program. Learn where to find help in your community.
The Texas attorney discipline system is administered by the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, whose work is overseen by the Commission for Lawyer Discipline. The CDC represents the commission in disciplinary litigation.
The State Bar of Texas provides resources for those who are considering a career as a lawyer. Information is available on Texas law schools, the Texas Board of Law Examiners, and the Law School Admissions Council. The Texas Young Lawyers Association produced a program titled What Do Lawyers Do? that features useful information on high school and college coursework and mentoring programs.
When it comes to legal research, attorneys need fast, trustworthy, and straightforward tools, and the State Bar of Texas is the first and only bar association to offer its members free access to both Casemaker and Fastcase. Get access to Texas Supreme Court opinions, Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinions, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, and additional information.
The Supreme Court amended Article XII of the State Bar Rules to eliminate the MCLE exemption for emeritus attorneys. Beginning June 1, 2016, emeritus members will be required to comply with MCLE requirements.
Open enrollment has begun for 2016 health insurance. The Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange is a one-stop shop for you to compare and purchase products from leading health insurance providers. Plus, our licensed benefits counselors can assist with determining the best coverage for you.
A look at how the state’s law schools are confronting changes in legal education, tips on how to prepare for your worst tech nightmare, and more are featured in this month’s issue of the Texas Bar Journal.